Michelle Martinez fans got a taste of the 1990s when the singer released a remake of Jocelyn Enriquez's Top 40 hit single "Do You Miss Me?"
The classic Enriquez song remake was the brainchild of Executive Producer Anthony Garcia, who wants to reintroduce the song to a whole new generation with Martinez on vocals and Tug Beats providing a fresh new EDM track.
The remake single is currently available on iTunes with a new music video on YouTube.
Martinez recently answered a few questions about the remake.
Tell us how you got involved with the remake of "Do You Miss Me?"
I was asked by my good friend Anthony Garcia to be a part of this project and I just couldn't resist the opportunity to remake a song that I listened to growing up. Anthony and I have built a great relationship ever since I interned for him at MYX TV. And we've continued to work on various projects together since then. He's an awesome friend and really knows what he's doing in this business, so how could I say no?
How do you make a song uniquely your own when you're doing a cover version or remaking a popular performer's song?
We switched up the beat to cater to today's listeners to make it unique. I wanted to keep it as close to the song as possible, but I definitely did my own thing in the end. When I cover a song, I really just sing to my own interpretation. I think that makes any remake unique.
What has been the fans reaction to your remake version?
We've gotten so much positive feedback from people. I think it's nostalgic for the older generation and the new generation is hearing this Top 40 classic for the first time. So it's pretty much a win-win. :)
Did you get feedback from Jocelyn Enriquez on the remake?
I haven't yet. Jocelyn is a pioneer for Asian Americans in the music industry and we made sure we paid homage to her in the music video. Her work allowed me to be here today, so I'd love to hear her feedback on the remake.
What are you working on next?
I'm currently balancing finishing up my degree in Broadcasting, a full time job and an internship at CBS' radio station, 99.7-Now. So as you can see, my plate is pretty full. But I'm going to squeeze in an album sometime this year, so stay tuned!